Peconic Land Trust: September thru December Activities


ACTIVITIES / SEPTEMBER thru DECEMBER, 2018

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Saturday, September 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Fruiting Shrubs in the Edible Landscape with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join Peconic Land Trust for a workshop to learn how to include fruits like raspberries, blueberries, apples or other fruiting trees and shrubs in your edible landscape. Workshop, led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and Rick Bogusch, Bridge Gardens Manager, will provide details on soil preferences of fruiting plants and what soil amendments are most beneficial, organic disease and insect management as well as basic pruning for fruit production. 

$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens member. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Winterizing the Hive with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join beekeepers John and Sofia Witzenbocker for a follow up to their popular spring “introduction to beekeeping” class. It’s time to wrap up your first year of beekeeping and learn what you should be doing now to help your bees survive the winter. Workshop will include checking for a laying queen, treating for mites, evaluating honey stores, winter feeding, and how to wrap and protect your hive and supers from the weather and pests. Bring protective gear as you will evaluate the hive at Bridge Gardens.

$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens member. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Tuesday, September 25, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

No-Mow, Low-Mow Lawn Alternatives with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Getting tired of maintaining a large lawn throughout the season? Consider creating lawn areas that require less — or no — mowing at all. Join the Peconic Land Trust for a workshop with Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and learn how this change can save you time and money, while reducing your impact on our local environment. You’ll visit areas of Bridge Gardens where this technique has been used and learn from both Paul and Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. This program is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project.

FREE! Space is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, September 29, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Going Behind the Scenes at 8 Hands Farm

4735 Cox Lane, Cutchogue

Join Peconic Land Trust for a walking tour of this multi-faceted, sustainable family farm in Cutchogue where Icelandic sheep happily graze open fields, heritage chickens enjoy cage-free lives, and  Tamworth pigs are allowed to be “piggish.” The Geppel family’s 2011 purchase of this 28-acre farm through the Trust’s “Farms for the Future Initiative” has transformed the land into a thriving operation. Along with fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, and grass-fed meat, their on-site farmstand offers luxurious handmade yarn and other fiber products. Meet Tom, Carol, and their two children, take a walk by the pastures, and learn more about the challenges and rewards of working the land.  Food truck will be on site for lunch!

$5/person, space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturdays, September 29, October 6 & 13, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Plein Air Painting at the Farm

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Peconic Land Trust is offering a three-part landscape painting class, led by local watercolor artist Melissa Hyatt. Find a spot in the barn overlooking the farm fields and learn to sketch the scene, use a view finder and capture the golden light of autumn in your chosen medium: watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylics. All levels welcome, students provide their own materials. A suggested materials list will be provided upon registration.

$35/class or $90 for all three classes. Space is limited, prepaid reservation required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturdays, October 6, 13, and 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Inspiration from Nature – A Creative Writing Series with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The natural beauty of Bridge Gardens is the inspiration for this 3-part series, led by educator Linda Massis. Retired from Adelphi University where she taught for 26 years, Linda will share techniques to cure writers block, how to put pen to blank paper, and get your creative writing juices flowing. The workshop, in a small group setting, will include an unguided walk through the gardens to help you explore the environment as well as your inner self, and encourage you to use your senses in the creative process, producing a richer written product. 

$20/class, $50/series of three. Suitable for 16 years to seniors, space is limited, pre-paid reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

What to Do with All Those Green Tomatoes?

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The delicious red tomatoes from your garden are long gone – but green tomatoes abound. What to do with this bounty? Join Peconic Land Trust for a workshop with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch, well known for his culinary expertise, and find out what you can make with all those green globes. Recipes will be provided!

$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens Members. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mural Art at the Beach with Peconic Land Trust

Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center, 3690 Cedar Beach Road, Southold

Peconic Land Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program have paired up to offer a shell-focused mural painting workshop with local artist Mym Tuma. In this workshop, you will handle live shells and research shell books, then help paint a 20 foot mural on paper using acrylics and shell models, guided by Mym.  Ms. Tuma, mentored by Georgia O’Keeffe, and whose work was exhibited during Columbia College’s “Georgia O’Keeffe Centennial Celebration”, continues to explore our bond to the shoreline and bring awareness to preserving our coastal environment. For more information on Mym’s work, visit www.mymtuma.com.  

$10/person, space is limited, prepaid reservations are required. All materials provided. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, November 3, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Late Season Rose Care with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Putting the rose garden to bed for the winter is an important step in keeping your roses healthy and productive during the growing season. Join the Peconic Land Trust for a presentation on techniques that will benefit your roses as the colder weather sets in, including mulching, pruning and soil care for the dormant season, led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, of Greener Pastures Organics. Workshop is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project.

$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, November 10, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Autumn Open House and Birdhouse Auction!

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Come celebrate the Autumn season at the Trust’s fun, family-friendly open house. Plant and bring home bulbs to force into bloom, join the scavenger hunt throughout the garden, create a pine cone bird feeder, learn how to create an autumn-themed centerpiece for your holiday table, and more! Place your final bids for their benefit Birdhouse Auction, closing at 3:30 after a full season on display. Wine and cheese reception, hot chocolate and cookies for the children. Free, donations appreciated. Reservations requested, rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Sunday, December 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Peconic Land Trust offers their annual wreath making workshop, led by Diana Conklin of Everlastings by Diana. Starting with a plain evergreen wreath, you will create a beautiful decoration to grace your front door or mantle using dried flowers, greens, seed pods and more provided by Diana. Bring your ideas, ribbons, seashells, feathers, lights, or other decorative items if you would like – Diana will help you make your vision come true! 

$35/person, includes all materials and light refreshments.  Bring work gloves and clippers.  Limited space available, prepaid reservations required.   Rain or shine.  For more information and to reserve, call Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org

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